It’s been a roller-coaster ride for those of us following the saga of the SS United States over the years.
New life for the SS United States? (Photo: James Jennings)
While it looked like the famed ocean liner with the fastest timed eastbound trans-Atlantic voyage was in dire straights, officials from the SS United States Conservancy said they have a “preliminary” agreement for the redevelopment of the ship that sits in the Delaware River at Snyder Ave.
Tragedy struck early Tuesday morning as Philadelphia firefighter Joyce Craig-Lewis was killed fighting a blaze in the West Oak Lane section of the city, the first female firefighter in the history of city to lose her life in the line of duty.
You’ll find these buckets in 45 different Pennsport/Whitman Mummer’s Clubs and businesses. (Photo: Matt Snyder)
Craig-Lewis leaves behind two children and neighbors in Pennsport and Whitman are looking to honor her memory by handing out buckets to Mummer’s Clubs and area businesses to collect donations for the family of the fallen 11-year veteran.
In a public meeting with the Pennsport Civic Association last night, String Theory Charter School revealed that they have an “agreement of interest” with the owners of the shuttered Abigail Vare school building at 1621 E. Moyamensing Ave. with the plans of opening a new public charter school.
Angela Corosanite, Founder of String Theory Charter Schools, explained that the decision to file the charter application with the School Reform Commission (SRC) was made after talking with Pennsport Civic’s Dr. James Moylan, State Representative William Keller and Councilman Mark Squilla. “We thought Pennsport was really in need of a school,” said Corosanite.